vambery sajtotajekoztatoThe Vámbéry Centennial Memorial Committee had a press conference about the planned programs of the Vámbéry Memorial Year in the Institute of History of the Research Centre for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on June 18, 2013.

A workshop titled "Physical Violence and State Legitimacy in Late Socialism" was organised by the Institute of History, Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest and the Centre for Contemporary History (Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung), Potsdam, in Budapest, in the Institute of History in June 20–22, 2013. The website of the international research project – in which some researchers (Apor Péter, Stefano Bottoni) of our Institute also take part – can be found here. The program of the conference can be seen here.

IKK CatasropheThe Imre Kertész Kolleg, Jena in cooperation with the Institute of History of the Research Centre for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, organized the conference Catastrophe and Utopia: Central and Eastern European Intellectual Horizons, 1933 to 1958 in the main building of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, on June 13–15, 2013. The opening session was held at the Institute of Musicology (Zenetudományi Intézet), where the new English-language journal of the Institute of History, The Hungarian Historical Review was also introduced. The program of the conference can be seen here.

haborus tarsadalom meghivoThe Institute of History of the Research Centre for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences organised a conference on wartime society and war trauma in Hungary, 1938–48, on May 14, 2013. The lectures covered a broad selection of topics: the effects of the war on the different groups of society, special cases and microhistory of a certain (geographical or social) community during and after the war, political cases (assassinations, court martial proceedings after the war), the memories of Hungarian prisoners-of-war in the Soviet Union, the cult of Miklós Horthy, and the war trauma reflected in literature. The lecturers represented the important research institutes of contemporary history research: Institute of History, Institute of Literature and Institute of Ethnology of RCH HAS, universities (Budapest:  ELTE and PPKE Catholic University, Miskolc, Szeged, and Cornell University), Institute of Political History, Historical Archives of the Hungarian State Security, Budapest City Archives. The lectures are planned to be published.

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